The new capabilities provided to the Dolphin submarines by the Israeli sonar also include detection of vessels with a low noise signature. The Sunday Times. The Times of Israel. Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter. Retrieved 1 May A notable design feature is the prismatic hull cross-section and smoothly faired transitions from the hull to the sail, improving the boat's stealth characteristics. The modernized Dolphin II-class vessels instead run on a conventional diesel led-acid battery system. The names Dolphin and Leviathan hail from the retired Israeli WWII-era submarines of the British T class ; the third boat Tekuma translation: Revival refers in memory of Dakarthe third Israeli boat of the T class which was lost in with all Israeli crew in the Mediterranean Sea during delivery. According to news reports the submarines are normally based in the Mediterranean,  although one Dolphin was sent to the Red Sea for exercises, briefly docking at the naval base of Eilat in Junewhich Israeli media interpreted as a warning to Iran. Jane's Defence Weekly reports that the Dolphin -class submarines are believed to be nuclear armedoffering Israel a sea-based, second strike capability.
To forestall such a strategy, Israeli has aggressively targeted missile and nuclear technology programs in Iraq, Syria and Iran with air raids. The Dolphin class (Hebrew: הצוללות מסדרת דולפין) is a diesel-electric submarine developed and The latter, if true, would provide Israel with an offshore nuclear second strike capability.
with nuclear-tipped SLCM there permanently as a deterrent in response to rumored ballistic missiles moved from Syria to Lebanon. Israel Submarine Table Class, Builder, Year Commissioned. in "Israel: Outgoing Navy Chief on subs, Syria Mediterranean," FBIS Document.
In OctoberIsrael and Germany confirmed that they have finalised a memorandum of understanding covering the Israeli Navy purchase of three more Dolphin-class submarines to replace the first three of the class starting in Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter.
It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.
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Retrieved 1 May Dolphin 1 class: 1, tons surfaced, 1, tons submerged Dolphin 2 class: 2, tons surfaced, 2, tons submerged . HDW is set to deliver a sixth modern diesel-electric Dolphin-class submarine to Israel by These new submarines are expected to be completed around and will replace the older three Dolphin submarines.
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Many Western officials who have apparently concluded that Israel could only destroy Iran's nuclear program from the air – and that Israel does.
The Naval Institute guide to world naval weapon systems. The modernized Dolphin II-class vessels instead run on a conventional diesel led-acid battery system.
The fourth and fifth submarines, agreed to inare advanced Dolphin-class vessels equipped with air-independent propulsion AIP.
Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 12 March Beltway Confidential.
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|The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines.
Their weapons systems are capable of firing torpedoes. After the S-class, the Israeli Navy depended upon three Gal-class submarines, designed by Germany for Israel, and constructed at the Vickers Shipyard in the United Kingdom between and Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dolphin-class submarine.
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Daniel DePetris. Namespaces Article Talk. The Gal-class vessels were a modified Type A coastal submarine.